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DriftaX

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If you you retake a failed class do the adcomms average the the two or does the school do that? How does it work?
 

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AMCAS averages your two grades.
 

Mobius1985

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ACOMAS, the DO medical school application service will replace the first grade with the second grade when you retake. (AMCAS is the MD med school application service.)
 
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alibai3ah

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According to LizzyM (school admin) retaking classes is not always the best way to go. Unless you did really badly, adcomms don't really care if you can get an A in a freshman year chem class.... If you are worried about bringing your gpa up, I would probably take more upper division science classes and get A's in those.
 

DriftaX

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According to LizzyM (school admin) retaking classes is not always the best way to go. Unless you did really badly, adcomms don't really care if you can get an A in a freshman year chem class.... If you are worried about bringing your gpa up, I would probably take more upper division science classes and get A's in those.
What happens if you fail an upper division class?
 
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